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AFCAT 2018 Notification released..! – Apply Now

Dear RACE Student,

Indian Air Force has released the notification for the year of 2018 course commencing,

Name of the Course:

1. Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch

2. Permanent Commission (PC)

3. Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non -Technical) Branches

4. NCC Special Entry Scheme (For grant of PC/SSC in Flying Branch) and Meteorology Branch.

Important Dates:

Starting date to apply online: 16 JUN 18

Last date to apply online: 15 JUL 18

Type of Commission:



No. Of Vacancy

AFCAT EntryFlyingSSC-42
Ground Duty (Technical)AE(L): PC-22, SSC-30
AE(M): PC-10, SSC-14
Ground Duty (Non-technical)Admin: PC-8, SSC-12
Logistics: PC-1, SSC-4
Accounts: PC-3, SSC-5
Education:PC-3, SSC-4
NCC Special EntryFlying10% seats out of CDSE
vacancies for Flying
Meteorology BranchGround Duty (Non-technical)PC-10


(a)Flying Branch:

Min: 20 to 24 years , Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence is-sued by DGCA (India).

(b) Ground Duty (Technical/Non – Technical) Branches): Min: 20 to 26 years


Training will commence in the first week of July 2019 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad).

The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non – Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. PAN Card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.

Marital Status: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorces (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.

Note: Candidates are required to maintain their unique registered E-Mail ID and mobile phone number active throughout the selection process.

Allowances: In addition to pay, allowances are applicable based on the na-ture of duty/ place of posting and it includes Flying, Technical, Field Area, Spe-cial Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.

Privileges: Air Force Officers are entitled to furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents, Canteen, Officers’ Mess, loans at subsidised rates, LTC, etc. Leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) subject to service exigencies.

Physical Conditioning:

(i) You should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 mile (1.6 kms) in 10 mins, do 10 pushups and 03 chin ups.

(ii) Prospective candidates are also advised to keep them-selves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running, swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training/ conditioning in which they would undergo mandatory tests during training.

Travel Allowance (TA):

To and fro traveling fare by the shortest route of AC-III Tier/AC Chair Car or actual normal bus fare, to the candidates appearing in Air Force Selection Board for the first time, will be reimbursed. For all other modes of travel, TA will be admissible as per the government authorized rules.

No TA is admissible, if you have already appeared for the same type of

entry at any of the Selection Boards.

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